Experiments with truth: 5/10/10

    • Producers of a documentary in Malaysia held a silent protest today to highlight media censorship.  They read newspapers upside down while they marched through Kuala Lumpur.
    • Thousands of people protested in Taipei on Saturday to call for the release of former president Chen Shui-bian and to support the Taiwanese independence movement.
    • Several hundred people gathered in London on Saturday to call for electoral reform.  They wore purple and chanted “Fair votes now!”
    • Tucson high school students protested a proposed bill that would ban ethnic studies programs in Arizona.
    • Plus-size models protested outside the Australian Fashion Week last week after they were excluded from the show.


    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    5 lessons from the K-pop fans who fizzled Trump’s Tulsa rally, and the Black organizers who led the way

    July 3, 2020

    As K-pop fans and Black organizers and artists are demonstrating, joyful, powerful movements draw more people in and reflect the kind of world we want to live in.

    • Analysis

    In times of rapid change, victory comes to those who train for it

    June 30, 2020

    If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high.

    • Feature

    Militarized lockdowns and a predatory quarantine — the unique story of Uganda’s pandemic response

    June 26, 2020

    Uganda’s COVID-19 experience underscores the seemingly universal opportunism of authoritarians amidst crisis, as well as opportunities for resistance.